Employee vs. Independent Contractor – Assessing the Modern Employment Relationship

One of the most common issues that arises in workplace disputes is whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor in law. It can be convenient for various reasons (tax, etc.) for employers and individuals to agree on a working arrangement that labels the individual as an independent contractor, … Continue reading

Social Media and the Workplace

A couple of recent decisions have highlighted the emergence of social media issues in the workplace.

In a precedent setting decision, a labour arbitrator in Ontario has found an employer liable for failing to protect its workers from harassment and discrimination relating to customer posts on the employer’s Twitter account … Continue reading